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CALS Comm Workshops

Our departments have great stories. We can help empower you to share them.

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Once a month, the CALS Communications team hosts a workshop for all CALS departmental and unit communicators and communications enthusiasts. These sessions focus on best practices, tips and tools to ensure we are on-brand and effective in telling our college’s story.

We also seek to provide a space for networking and discussion between communicators who might not otherwise come in contact.

2022 CALS Comm Workshop Schedule

During these hour-long workshops presenters from CALS Communications and other units around campus will provide the latest practical guidance on a variety of communications topics. Have a topic you want covered? Email us!

Workshops are typically the second Thursday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Workshop TitleHostDate
Creative WritingWant to re-invigorate your writing, this workshop will get you started.Janine Brumfield1/20
Getting Smart Phone Savvy for Comms WorkWe may not carry around a video or still camera with us, but there’s probably a smart phone in your pocket. Attend this training to learn how to make the most of your phone.Keeshan Ganatra2/10
Hybrid Events With more events having both in-person and virtual components this session will prepare you to think through all of the details.University Events Team3/10
Photos for StoriesWhat is the best photo for your story, in-story layout ideas, tips for cropping and resizing and using stock photos.Chris Liotta
and Emma Bublitz
Canva SkillsCanva streamlines design work. Tune into this workshop to learn how to use it to freshen up your design work.Adriane Clark and Leighann Vinesett5/12
Inclusive LanguageCommunicating with people and groups of different backgrounds is critical. This session will review current best practices.Elizabeth Snively6/8
Search Engine OptimizationThis training will provide best practices for website and post search-ability.Kristin Sargent and Alastair Hadden7/14
CALS Comm Open HouseOur open house will introduce all of the services available through CALS Communications.CALS Comm Team8/11
Website UpdatesAfter transitioning CALS websites to WordPress over the past five years new updates continue to release. This training will help keep you current.CALS Web Team9/8
AccessibilityAttend this training and make your unit’s electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.Crystal Tenan10/13
Social Media AnalyticsSince the social media landscape is ever-changing we’ll provide up to date info to understand analytics.Adriane Clark11/10

Catch-up on previous CALS Comm Workshops on YouTube.


Busy-Day Communications Strategy

Our goal is to make your life easier while making sure your department’s amazing stories get the coverage they deserve.

Ask for headshots with all of these, maybe write a brief introduction, and you have good content with less than 30 minutes of work.


The best way to save time is to plan and know the CALS message.

Recorded Sessions and PowerPoints

Unable to attend a session, or want to revisit discussions from past workshops? We have materials for you to view.

Catch-up on previous CALS Comm Workshops on YouTube.